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hello, i'm tom donkin. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. here's our top stories: britain is once again sharing intelligence with the united states after it was suspended following leaked details about the manchester bombing. eight people are now in custody after monday night's attack, as police hunt the suicide bomber‘s network of associates. reports that donald trump's son—in—law, jared kushner, is now part the fbi inquiry into russian involvement in the us election. while in brussels, the president makes sure he's centre stage as he tells nato members to pay theirfull share. also in the programme: indigenous leaders gather in central australia to try and reconcile the past and define their place in the country's future. thanks for being with us.
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police investigating the manchester suicide bombing have decided to resume the sharing of intelligence information with their us counterparts. cooperation was temporarily suspended after details of the investigation were leaked to american media. it was a day of quiet reflection and intense investigation across manchester and the uk. it began with a minute's silence to remember the 22 people killed in monday's terror attack. the queen also visited young survivors in hospital. our chief correspondent gavin hewitt starts our coverage. in the minutes before the silence, thousands headed to the squares, the open spaces, the office doorways, a moment for a wounded community to reflect, to remember, to stand together. in manchester, a long minute ended with applause. applause it was really beautiful,
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i thought it was so nice, everyone coming here and showing respect. today's been a time to reflect and a time of remembrance. and at the same time, to show strength and unity, and our support to those who've lost their loved ones. i've come to pay tribute to those who were so courageous that night, those who have lost their lives, and those who are still fighting for their lives. during the morning the queen visited the royal manchester children's hospital. you didn't happen to be the first one, were you? i was, from the ambulance service. she thanked the medical staff who attended the scene and spoke to some of those wounded. you had enjoyed the concert presumably? yeah, it was really good. was it? i got to meet her before the concert as well. she was lovely. really? yeah.
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did you? in one conversation she described the attack as wicked. a big shock. a really big shock. very wicked. another patient spoke about her shrapnel wounds. dreadful, absolutely dreadful. mine's gone through 15 centimetres out the other side. i'm due in surgery later on this afternoon. 75 people are still in hospital and some of them will need reconstructive surgery. today was a reminder of what unites people, a determination not to allow monday's bombing to define this city and its communities. even while people are still seeking answers as to how a young man born here could carry out such an attack. this evening, hundreds of people were still laying flowers, a day of solidarity after the deliberate targeting of children and teenagers. gavin hewitt, bbc news, manchester. british police and security services have been trying to establish whether the bomber, salman abedi,
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was part of a wider terror network. they have arrested eight people so far, which they describe as ‘significant‘. investigators say they've also found ‘very important‘ items during a series of raids. our home editor mark easton reports. officer: i'm going to have to move you back, please. move back. this evening, the police hunt for salman abedi's bomb factory took a new turn, the search of a house in wigan suddenly escalated with the discovery of suspicious items and the bomb squad were called to the scene. local families were evacuated as a robot, often used to defuse roadside bombs in war zones, was deployed on a residential home in greater manchester. i share a wall with the guy who was arrested. if there's something inside and my things get destroyed... you're literally in the neighbouring room? yeah. i didn't expect that something of this sort could happen so close to us. it is really shocking. sirens
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police have described their investigation as fast—moving. this morning, as the country stood in silence, armed police officers were shouting at residents in central manchester to take cover after reports of a suspect package in a block of flats. there was loads of armed police officers in the middle of the grass just squatting down and they were just shouting at everyone telling them, don't go near the road. officer: can you move out of the way, please. i panicked because my daughter works in the school that's just there. your first instinct is, i need my child. the city is jittery as counter—terrorism chiefs desperately try to track the movements of salman abedi. this is what the search for a bomb factory looks like, a tip—off, an address, a raid and, on this occasion, an arrest. but the search for that factory still goes on. this raid did not produce the lead they'd hoped for, but the investigation is understood to be making real progress. two arrests were made in manchester early today and there was a linked
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swoop on a property 75 miles south in nuneaton late last night where another man was arrested. eight men are now in custody in connection with the arena bombing. i want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation. police and counter—terrorism officers are piecing together a picture of salman abedi's last movements. it's understood he'd recently left manchester for tripoli in libya, returning to the uk four days before the attack via istanbul and dusseldorf airports. police think in the hours before the bombing he may have been at a property in granby row near piccadilly railway station and a short distance from the manchester arena where the bomb exploded. somewhere near here he'd phoned his mother and said "forgive me", according to a libyan anti—terrorism official. but who else did he talk to?
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where else had abedi been? forensics, cctv, traffic cameras, interviews, every conceivable method for tracking abedi's movements is being pursued. we've been overwhelmed with support from members of the public and i'd ask for patience to continue from our local communities here in greater manchester as we carry out those searches and this investigation. there are nagging questions, though. abedi was known to security services. there had been warnings about his radicalisation. why wasn't he stopped before he carried out his murderous attack? since 2013, 18 plots have been thwarted, five since the westminster attack in march. could, should this one have been prevented too? mark easton, bbc news, manchester. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. greg gianforte, a high profile republican candidate for the us more than 100 civilians in mosul
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we re more than 100 civilians in mosul were killed during a year as airstrike in march. an investigation has confirmed the attack triggered a secondary blast of is explosives by mistake that led to the collapse of a building. greg gianforte, a high profile republican candidate for the us congress, has been charged with assault. it's after he allegedly knocked a guardian journalist to the ground, on the eve of an important by—election. mr gianforte's spokesman said benjacobs entered an office without permission and was aggressive. the guardian newspaper has published audio of what happened. china has issued a stern warning to the united states after one of its warships sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island in the south china sea. the uss dewey passed close to mischief reef, an artificial island built by the chinese in the disputed waters. a spokesman for china's foreign ministry said the move was a mistake and could upset negotiations over the area. 91 inmates have escaped from a prison in northeastern brazil through a 30—metre tunnel. a police hunt is under way
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at the prison in parnaymirim in the state of rio grande do norte. a number of prisoners have been recaptured and, like manyjails in brazil, this prison is dilapidated and overcrowded. president trump has strongly criticised nato leaders for not paying enough for their military protection. speaking at nato's new headquarters, he said only five of 28 members were meeting their financial obligations to the alliance. just before he spoke he was caught on camera apparently pushing aside the president of montenegro. let's have a look. i have been very, very direct with secretary stoltenberg and members of the alliance, in saying that nato members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial
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obligations. but 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying, and what they're supposed to be paying, for their defence. this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years, and not paying in those past years. nato leaders have officially agreed a us plan to increase the remit of the alliance to tackling the group which calls itself islamic state. the bbc‘sjonathan beale is in brussels. donald trump certainly gave both barrels to those countries in the nato alliance who he believes are not paying their way, but also showed, actually, that he didn't really understand, to some extent, how nato worked.
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there is no obligation, no enforcement, there is no punishment for those countries that don't meet the 2% but he had a point, and that is that there are still plenty of countries that have said they will who work towards spending 2% of their national income on defence and have not done so. i think this this was a speech really for his supporters back home, who back him when he says that nato hasn't been paying its way. they did, however, the leaders here, want to give him something, give doanld trump something because america is crucial to this alliance and they have now agreed amongst themselves despite reservations that the nato alliance will be a formal part of the coalition against so—called islamic state. what does that mean in practice? well, to be honest, it is more symbolism than anything substantial. yes, nato can give for example its early warning aircraft to fly over iraq and syria, to manage the airspace for that bombing campaign at the moment.
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they can help with the training on the ground in iraq. butjens stoltenberg, nato's secretary general, has made it very clear that this does not meant that nato will be directly involved in combat operations. american media is reporting that president trump's son—in—law and senior advisor, jared kushner, is under fbi scrutiny in connection with their inquiry into alleged russian meddling in last year's election. the white house has released a statement to the bbcjust a short time ago. david willis is in washington for us. david, what have they told us? you're right, tom. this news, reported in the washington post and by nbc, that jared reported in the washington post and by nbc, thatjared kushner reported in the washington post and by nbc, that jared kushner may have significant information of interest to the fbi as part of their investigation into alleged russian
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meddling in the us presidential election last year. that brings the fbi enquiry not only to the doorstep of the white house, it also brings it within the trump family circle if you like. this stemming from meetings which are said to have taken place meetings which are said to have ta ken place last meetings which are said to have taken place last december involved injared kushner, taken place last december involved in jared kushner, the taken place last december involved injared kushner, the russian ambassador to the united states, mr kizilay yak—, and the head of a russian bank, and the significance of that is the banker in charge had seen his institution become part of the sanctions that barack 0bama introduced last year response to the russian annexation of crimea. jared kushner is someone who enjoys a great deal of influence within the oval office. it was he who put together a large part of donald trump's trip to saudi arabia for
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example. and he very firmly as the here of president trump at a time when other advisers by all accounts are being sidelined. —— has the ear. what this does is it does not suggest any hint of criminality necessarily on the part of jared kushner, nor that the fbi's about to charge him. indeed mr kushner‘s lawyerjamie goldrick charge him. indeed mr kushner‘s lawyer jamie goldrick issued charge him. indeed mr kushner‘s lawyerjamie goldrick issued a statement a short time ago saying mr krishna previously volunteered to share with congress what he knows about these meetings, he'll do the same if he's contacted in connection with any other enquiry. but the fact that jared kushner, a with any other enquiry. but the fact thatjared kushner, a man so close to president trump, is considered a person of interest apparently in this investigation just heightens the interest in that enquiry. absolutely. this is just the interest in that enquiry. absolutely. this isjust one the interest in that enquiry. absolutely. this is just one of many political fires which donald trump will have to put out when he steps off air force one and comes home,
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many of which are linked to this one. congressional enquiries and this fbi investigation taken over by robert heller, a former director of the fbi —— robert mueller, a man whose reputation precedes him well. he will follow this investigation to wherever it will lead and that has to bea wherever it will lead and that has to be a concern to some people here and we wait to see how it all pans out. will stop stay with us on bbc news. still to come: nasa releases the first detailed pictures of the poles of the planet jupiter, showing massive cyclones the size of planet earth. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken part in sponsored athletic events
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the latest headlines: the uk has restarted intelligence—sharing with the united states, after a suspension following leaks to american media about the manchester bombing. it's reported president trump's son—in—law, jared kushner, is now a focus of the fbi inquiry into russian interference in the us election. the g7 summit gets underway later on friday. heads of state from france, spain, germany, italy, canada, japan and the eu will be at the meeting in taormina sicily. theresa may arrived in cicely for her first g7 summit, a theresa may arrived in cicely for herfirst g7 summit, a rare theresa may arrived in cicely for her first g7 summit, a rare chance for her and six other leaders to discuss the problems around a table. —— taormina. as they gathered around
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the ancient town of taormina they would be hoping to talk about important things. they will discuss world trade, climate change, migrations from north africa across these very seized at after events from recent days, the focus will be on the fight against global terrorism. theresa may will sit down formally with the us president and discuss the leaks from the manchester investigation but also how leaders can work together to fight terrorism and terror plots online. i knew internationalforum to share information. online. i knew internationalforum to share informationlj online. i knew internationalforum to share information. i imagine she will say let's agree that we need to have a joint effort, the sort we have a joint effort, the sort we have in the uk, amongst the g7 as a whole so we don't get embroiled on
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whole so we don't get embroiled on who is leaking what. if there is agreement over terror, they may fall out over other issues. international trade, climate change, immigration. areas where mr trump's smiles are not matched by his g7 colleagues. this summit will be overshadowed, not just by this summit will be overshadowed, notjust by mount edna, but by events in manchester. this is may will leave early this evening as the investigation continues. —— mrs may. now, from the current president to a former one, and it looks like donald trump's predecessor barack 0bama received a rock—star reception in berlin earlier. thousands watched in front of berlin's most famous landmark, the brandenburg gate as he took part in a discussion on democracy, and its future. he later received an award which celebrates personalities with a strong global influence. he spoke of the need for a strong and united europe. australia's indigenous leaders have gathered at the sacred landmark of uluru to decide how
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the country's first inhabitants should be recognised. the aboriginal people occupied australia about 50,000 years before british settlers arrived. the leaders hope to propose a constitutional change or a treaty to formally recognise indigenous people. 0ur correspondent, hywel griffith, is in sydney. aboriginal people have had for decades symbolic recognition but you get the sense of those sitting down in uluru today will not be happy u nless in uluru today will not be happy unless they get something concrete? absolutely. and what they will walk away with is very difficult to know. they want their rights to be in law. while things have improved it is not written into the constitution, that indigenous people are protected in the constitution. they also want representation, the idea that there
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may be representation in federal parliament and maybe even reparation. 0ne parliament and maybe even reparation. one suggestion from tasmania is that they should be paid 396 tasmania is that they should be paid 3% of the national gdp in recognition of money they lost and the land they lost when those british settlers came. very difficult to know what level they. at knowing that whatever they agree will need to be put in a referendum and agreed to by all australians. sticking point for many generations. australia is a wealthy country but the indigenous population have high unemployment, infant mortality, low education levels and that compensation is desperately needed, many will argue. we are coming up to the anniversary of the 1967
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referendum, when aboriginal and torres straight islander is what brought under the protection of the commonwealth government and counted in the senses, considered to be australians. but they have remained in the poorest australians. 0ne problem people may be aware of, the stolen generation, where children we re stolen generation, where children were taken away from their family. at the moment, indigenous children are nine times more likely to be taken away from parents then either ethnic backgrounds. entitlement with land, money, it will be very difficult to be sold in a decade but constitutional recognition and representation may surely be part of the answer. ongoing issues which may be reaching a resolution. thank you for your time. scientists working on the american space agency's newjuno mission say its initial observations ofjupiter have taken their breath away.
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in particular they've been amazed by the storms they are seeing at the poles. dozens of hurricanes — each the size of earth — all pressed up against each other. jonathan amos has more. juno is the first mission to get a good view ofjupiter‘s and they looked nothing like the rest of the planet, parallel bands of weather system circling the equator and meet latitudes. further, the cloud swirling to water seas, huge anvil clouds reaching up to the atmosphere. below the cloud tops, below where the sun my reach, we thought it was uniform inside and it did not matter where you look inside but what we finding is anything but thatis but what we finding is anything but that is true. it is different and complex. juno is making discoveries
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every turn. not a solid rocky world but something quite defuse, farsi, is out nasa scientists describe it. there is great excitement isjuno approaches its next investigation— the giant red spot, a storm known to have raged for thousands of years. jonathan amos reporting. that is all we have time for. you can reach be on twitter and also go to the website. amazing images of jupiter and those storms, in credible pictures. just head to the website. for now, from me and the team, it's goodbye. the hot may weather is going
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to continue for a few more days yet, in fact, it's going to turn increasingly humid, particularly across southern areas of the uk and the sunshine is very powerful — we'll talk about that injust a second. in the short—term, very quiet on the weather front, out there, lots of clear skies and a very warm night, in fact, first thing in the morning, across scotland temperatures are round 15—17 celsius. here's the morning, around 8 o'clock, you can see there's hardly a cloud in the sky. honestly, clear blue skies tight across the uk. temperatures already nudging up into the high teens, not far off 20 degrees, in some areas. already 20 in the lowlands of scotland. and even in inverness around 18 celsius. 18 for stornoway as well. so a sunny and very warm start to the day. through the course of the morning, we'll see many a few fluffy clouds building up but for most of us it's going to stay clear, ands those south—easterly winds will keep on wafting in that hot air out of the near continent. these values, quite conservative.
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in some areas, it could even get up to around 28—29, including in parts of scotland, also. a very hot day on the way there. 0n those uv levels — high throughout the country, unusually high across southern areas of the uk. we often forget, whether it is 21 degrees or 29 degrees, you will burn just as easily if you are not protected from the sun with sunscreen, and out for any lengthy period of time. then there's a change on the way. friday night into saturday we could cease storms rumbling through western parts of the uk. quite often when we get storms, things do turn a bit fresher, not necessarily on saturday. in fact, the air will keep on wafting in from the south, so humid air increasing and we will see the threat of thunderstorms. temperatures perhaps rising to 28—30 degrees, just that little bit less hot there, across scotland. into sunday, it does look as though fresher air gets into the northern half of the uk, but in the south, we'll see certainly increasing amount of cloud but also increasing humidity.
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it'll turn more sticky across the south during sunday. and yes, that is rain and these could be storms as well, so sunday into monday not only does the humidity increase but also the threat of thunderstorms and downpours. very difficult to predict what the temperature will be across southern areas on monday, if it stays cloudy and rainy, maybe in the low 20s. if the clouds break, it could even get up to 25 degrees. but you can see a lot fresher across northern areas, so bank holiday monday summary — sunshine and showers and fresher in the north, still warm and humid and stormy in the south. this is bbc news. the headlines: british police investigating the manchester suicide bombing have resumed the sharing of intelligence information with their us counterparts. cooperation was temporarily suspended after details of the investigation were leaked to us media. eight people are now in custody after monday night's attack. it's reported president trump's son—in—law, the senior white house adviserjared kushner, is under scrutiny by the fbi inquiry
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into russian interference in the us election. mr kushner‘s lawyer said his client had already volunteered to share with congress what he knew about meetings with russian officials. images taken by nasa's you know spacecraft have revealed new details about the poles ofjupiter. the planet's south pole is covered by giant cyclonic storms. injuly, thejuno probe is due to fly over the great red spot, a colossal storm south ofjupiter‘s equator that has raged for centuries. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk
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